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2011 February Persons

Vivek Murthy - An Indian - American has been appointed to the Barack Obama's advisory group on prevention, Health, promotion and Integration & Public Health.

K. Subramanyam (82) died on 2nd February. A top defense analyst, security & foreign policy thinker; He played a key role in drafting India's nuclear doctrine. 

At the time of death, He is the chairman, for Prime Minister Task force on Global Strategic Developments.

Md.El.Baradi, Former International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief and Pro-democracy reformer in Egypt. 

Presently leading the 'National Association for Change'. He is playing a key role in protesting movement against Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and demanding his immediate step down.

Mathew Hayden - This Australian opening great batsman came to Chennai to promote his, ''standing My Ground'', which is his autobiography.

Aranmula Ponnamma passes away

Aranmula Ponnamma, national award winning cine artiste whose roles as the mother of the leading character in numerous Malayalam films had made her synonymous with the mother image in Kerala, died at the age of 97

Pulmonologist K.J.R. Murthy passed away after a prolonged illness.

G.R.Sufi was appointed as the first Cheif Information Commissioner (CIC) of J&K.

Kamal Nath , Union Minister for Urban Development, has been Summoned by a New york court for his alleged role in the Anti-sikh riots in 1984. 

The summons related to a case field by a NGO which calls itself sikhs for justice in a New york court.

Rupert Murdoch - Media tycoon, launched ''The Daily'', an on-line News paper designed specifically for the Apple i-pad

The Daily will only be available for U.S. i-pad owners. International markets will get this facility in the near future.

New SEBI Chairman,U. K. Sinha

Upendra Kumar Sinha took charge as the Securities and Exchange Board of India's Chairman from the outgoing chief, C. B. Bhave.

Wajahat Habibullah assumes charge as National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Chairman. He has joined in place of Md.Shafi Qureshi. Habibullah was the former CIC of India.

Marc Grossman was appointed as the United State’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

First woman officer to receive a gallantry award

Major Mitali Madhumita became the first woman officer to receive a gallantry award in the Army. 

She was honoured with 21 Army personnel for acts of bravery and distinguished service at the military station.

MS.Sushma Nath - The Government has appointed her as the New Finance Secretary. She is the first woman to be appointed for this post.

Islam Siddique - An Indian-American was appointed as U.S. Presidents Chief Agricultural Negotiator.

Oxygen Trinley Dorje, is Tibetan Buddhism's third most important leader and 17th reincarnate in the centuries old succession of the karmapa lama and spiritual lead of the powerful karma-kagyu seet. 

A Huge amount of foreign currency of about Rs. 17 cr. has been seized from his sidhbaris (Dharmasala) Gyuto Tantric temple, H.P. by the police.

Jhalanath Khanal elected Nepal's PM

Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), Jhalanath Khanal, secured the support of 368 MPs in the House of 601 to become the 34th Prime Minister

Wajahat Habibullah to head minorities commission

India's first Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah is the next chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM).

M.P. Prakash (71),  former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, passed away.

K.Subrahmanyam, the pre-eminent security and foreign policy thinker who played a key role in shaping government and public thinking on key issues and helped draft India's nuclear doctrine, died at New Delhi. He was 82 years old.

New MD & CEO for ICICI Securities

The board of directors of ICICI Securities has appointed Anup Bagchi Executive Director, ICICI Securities, as Managing Director & CEO effective May 1. Madhabi

Puri-Buch, now Managing Director & CEO will move to ICICI Bank also effective May 1.

The world's oldest woman named 'Eunice Sanborn' has died in Texas on January 31st,2011. She was aged 115.

New ICAI President, G. Ramaswamy

G. Ramaswamy has been elected President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for 2011-12. Jaydeep Narendra Shah is the Vice-President.

World Famous Hollywood Music Director "John Bari" died in NewYork from heart attack. He composed the music for Bond Movies. He was 77 Years old.



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